The one bird I am probably looking most forward to returning this spring is this majestic, large hawk.
Osprey are incredibly entertaining to watch and surprisingly tolerant of people making them great for watching and photographing. Some were spotted this past weekend north of the Denver area, a bit earlier than normal.
Looking back, it appears the last couple of years I captured my first images of them during the first week of April. They spend their winters on the coasts of Mexico and South America so have a pretty long journey to make to get to their summer homes.
This particular female was fishing near Longmont, Colorado back in August.